Jane Goodall’s chimp research archive leaving Minn.

Published 2:16 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall is moving her vast collection of field data to Duke University.

Duke spokesman Karl Bates said Thursday the archives on chimpanzees that Goodall gathered during decades of work in Tanzania is being moved to the Durham campus from the University of Minnesota.

It will be under the direction of Anne E. Pusey, chairwoman of the university’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology. Pusey had collaborated with Goodall in Tanzania and previously managed the archives from her post at Minnesota.

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She was hired by Duke about a year ago.

Goodall is to speak March 28 at Duke about the new research center.

Goodall is considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. She also is known for her work on conservation and animal welfare issues.